What's on your agenda for today? I'm specifically curious about work stuff ...

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What's on your agenda for today? I'm specifically curious about work stuff ...
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Wed, 10-05-2011 - 9:40am

since we've talked about jobs a lot lately.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Registered: 01-08-2009

I don't like meetings but sometimes they are necessary.

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Registered: 05-13-2009
Got up at 5:30am to make breakfast for ds1, and chat before he had to catch the bus at 6:10 (once in lifetime event). Chatted with dd before school because I won't see again until a week from Sunday. Drove DS2 to band practice before school. Got a large hot latte because I needed the caffeine.

Worked on emails, canceled meetings for the next week and half for an hour or so.

Had 2 calls I could not cancel, as I presented solutions to customers as the last part of the sales cycle.

Finished packing, finished laundry, finished cleaning, finished cooking a bunch of meals for the next week and half.

Took dog for a walk on the beach, absolutely beautiful today.

I will have to pick up DS1 from soccer, prepare dinner, do last inventory on packing for Germany and leave for airport by 6:30.

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Registered: 11-22-2000
cruisingchick2011 wrote:

Basically the same things I did yesterday and the same things I will do tomorrow-lol!!

No meetings this week. Not sure why there is such an emphasis on meetings though. To me they are mostly wasted time. They don't make me feel important that tell someone that I am in "meetings all day"-lol!! Many things, IMO can be phoned, emailed, im'd (or whatever you might call it at your work of business). I have a flow everyday so I don't usually have to meet with anyone to get anything done.


I can see why you wouldn't understand why meetings are as valuable to some of us as they are, but there's no need to try to belittle other people over it just because it isn't part of your world.

I have a lot of meetings because they are a big part of what gets my job done and I am a big part of what keeps the company going.


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Registered: 06-18-2011

Ugghhh.....sorry to hear that.

I didn't mean to sound like meetings are not good at all, because they are but sometimes they are really overkill.

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Registered: 06-18-2011

Uggghhh.....not good :(

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Registered: 05-13-2009
I work with a global team that develops software. Meetings in the form of conference calls are necessary with my managers, peers, and customers are a part of the job.

I'm looking forward to actually meeting my coworkers and customers at a meeting in Germany next week.

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Registered: 06-18-2011

If there is only 6 of you, don't you have a flow though of most things? I just ask as I know what I need to do everyday and don't need to have meetings to find that out. We might have other types of meetings but not something on a regular basis.

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Registered: 06-18-2011

That I could definately see. I got to meet a girl from Europe that I work with the other day. It was nice to put the face to the name (as we don't even communicate through phone but email-lol!!).

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We are self-employed. Believe me, we only do meetings when we deem them necessary and useful.

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I'm not *big* on meetings, but that's a big part of my job.

I handle a lot of the communication that goes from the bosses out to the department heads. Much of it is through email, but a lot of stuff can't be handled via email, and requires a meeting, or meetings.

I attend department meeting, to support the department heads, and field questions.

I meet with individuals for planning purposes.

Major events don't happen without meetings.

I don't "councel", but I do mentor leaders, and others in the community, requiring meetings.

I would say that I average four or five meetings a week. The rest of my time is spent actually doing, planing, scheduling, assisting, instructing, etc.

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